See also: déterminer

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From determine +‎ -er.

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determiner (plural determiners)

  1. (grammar) A member of a class of words functioning in a noun phrase to identify or distinguish a referent without describing or modifying it.
    Definite articles and indefinite articles are types of determiners.
  2. (grammar) A dependent function in a noun phrase that marks it as definite or indefinite. This function is usually filled by words in the determinative class but may be filled by other elements such as a genitive pronoun.
  3. Something (some input factor, a nonsentient agent) that determines, or helps someone to determine, something else.
    In quality management, the determiners of quality sometimes differ across use cases.
    • 1901, Azel Ames, The Mayflower and Her Log:
      The "steel-yards" and "measures" were the only determiners of weight and quantity — as the hour-glass and sun dial were of time — possessed at first (so far as appears) by the passengers of the Pilgrim ship []
  4. Someone (a sentient agent) who determines; a decider of a disposition.
    He is the determiner [usually referring to God (in theological contexts) and job roles (in administrative contexts)]
    Who is the determiner? [administratively or theologically]

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Ladin edit

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From Latin dēterminō.

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  1. to determine

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  • Ladin conjugation varies from one region to another. Hence, the following conjugation should be considered as typical, not as exhaustive.

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  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of dēterminō